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National Careers Service


The National Careers Service is completely free of charge, and accessible to anyone aged 13+ and living in England. To access the service, call 0800 100 900 or visit:   

This support is available to those in employment, on furlough leave or currently unemployed and we are offering one to one phone guidance sessions to support individuals back into work or training.

See attached flyer for January 2022 webinars, for job seeking

Last updated: 20/12/21

Provides information and advice to support adults and young people in making appropriate decisions on a full range of learning and work opportunities. Advice available on-line, over the phone or face to face.

  • Help to choose or change a career
  • Skills Test
  • Job Search
  • Course search
  • Help from careers advisors

Who to contact

0800 100 900 - Helpline
National Careers Service

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.